Wine of the DAY:
Italian White: Palazzone 'Vignarco' Orvieto Classico $15 .. it's lean, dry, fresh and floral perfect for the dawn of spring and a salad of arugula, feta, pickled beets.. our Call Me Ishmael w/Focaccia or Linguine w/Shrimp.
“Unquestionably the number one small estate of Orvieto” – Stephen Tanzer
“Hard to find a serious Orvieto like this.” – Wine Spectator
Palazzone Winery, pictured right, takes care to practices all-organic Farming, yielding a 'clean' wine.
Grape Varietals: Mostly Procanico and Grechetto (80%) with a small part of Drupeggio, Verdello and Malvasia. Stainless steel fermentation under temperature control
Where in Italy? UMBRIA! .. a little North of Rome
RED WINE OF THE DAY:
Rudy Zinfandel 2015 by Von Strasser Winery, North Coast, California $24
($6 less @ jbs than winery website!)
Not Political Rudy (forget all you know about him) This is Rudy Von Strasser-- owner of Von Strasser Winery in Calistoga, CA, Diamond Mountain District, named Winemaker of the Year by Wine & Sprits Magazine 14 times
QUESTION: What if you are an acclaimed winemaker with notoriety for making Napa Cabernets but you have extraordinary connections in the wine commmunity and the opportunity arises to purchase a great vineyard block or a spectacular lot of wine that falls off the radar of the other wineries? ANSWER: Then you recognize it as an unparalleled value for yo
Thus is the story of the 2015 Rudy Zinfandel, North Coast.
Here's what to Expect: Exuberant, with vanilla and toasty oak framing ripe, plush currant, cherry and dried berry flavors that offer wonderful complexity and depth of flavor, with a great punch of fruit, oak and tannin.